Hey there, Kindertraumautizersâ€¦
A friend of mind suggested reaching out to you guys.
I canâ€™t remember where I was, who I was with or how I old I was when I saw it, but I remember watching a film on television -â€“ a black-&-white mystery, possibly â€œnoirâ€ -â€“ involving a protagonist haunted by a recurring nightmare or vision. In that mysterious scenario, heâ€™s in some clandestine chamber that holds some horrible secret â€“- a murder, perhaps? The thing that makes it distinctive, however, is that there is music playing -â€“ a strange, lulling, creepy dirge. Again, the protagonist is driven to distraction by this eerie vision, but cannot connect the dots as to where it happened or its significance.
Later in the film, he’s at some social function, and there is music playing via an old-time record player. At one pivotal point, a woman near that turntable bumps into it with her elbow, inadvertently changing the speed of the turntable to a slower revolution-per-minute, like dropping from 45 to 33 1/3. When she does this, the music playing suddenly replicates the creepy music in the protagonistâ€™s recurring vision, and he becomes convinced that the clandestine chamber with the horrible secret is immediately nearby.
Like I said, I wish I could cite more specifics, but I cannot. For the life of me, Iâ€™ve never been able to figure out the film. Much like the tortured protagonist, I cannot figure out the mystery.
Does this film sound familiar to you?
PLEASE HELP ME SOLVE THIS!
These are long shots, and not black and white, but the room part kinda reminds me of Deep Red or maybe The Psychic? And the part with the music sort of reminds me of The Changeling. I hope you find your answer, I’d really love to watch it!